Moving on to compete in Punch Kings June 2
Congratulations to James Vickers, Williams & Graham barback that took the top spot in Industry Denver and Breckenridge Distillery’s Heroes of Punch last Wednesday. Stealing the show from 11 of Denver’s most talented bartenders, his promised 2-point handicap was not even needed to take the title. Holland Rock-Garden, the self-appointed coolest bartender of Green Russell who had taken the top prize for the Four Roses competition in the previous night came in close behind James. Blue River Punch was the name of the creation that James presented for judging that included Breckenridge Bourbon and his mother’s chai tea recipe stolen from a family recipe book.
Misprint: Holland was misquoted as Green Russell’s ‘best’ bartender and edit was made to correct his quote to Green Russell’s ‘coolest’ bartender. His last week of unrealized pretentiousness was a mistake in Industry Denver’s media translation and slipped through the edit [Kyle Dill, Editor, Industry Denver].